Choosing to buy a new hot tub can be a very exciting time. It can also be a very confusing time. Getting a model that will meet your needs and fit your lifestyle, as well as the space you have available, are incredibly important considerations. You don’t want to spend all that money only to realize the hot tub isn’t big enough, or even worse, the spot where you want to install it isn’t big enough. For this reason, you’ll need to plan judiciously to ensure you’ll eventually be soaking without a care. Asking yourself some questions such as “who will be using the hot tub?” or “What are indoor hot tub dimensions?” will get you started on the pathway to the hot tub of your dreams. To help guide you through this process we’ve put together a list of questions that you should be considering before you lay down your cash.
Who Will Be Using the Hot Tub?
Hot tub sizes vary greatly. They can range from a two-person model all the way to eight or more people. Thinking carefully about who will use the hot tub on a regular basis will ensure you’re never lacking proper space or spending more money than absolutely necessary. Compare the number of people you can envision regularly spending time in the hot tub with your budget. You can get larger hot tubs for a relatively small amount of money, but you’ll be missing out on a lot of the popular extras that are available. If you don’t have a massive social network, but a decent budget, it may be worth your while to get a smaller hot tub with nicer features. It will be a tough decision, but only you can answer this question properly.
What Are Indoor Hot Tub Dimensions?
The specific answers to this question are not simple considering the wide range of hot tub manufacturers and dealers that populate the market these days. And if you’re planning on a customized hot tub, only your available space and imagination are there to limit you. But if you’re looking at prefabricated models, there are some typical dimensions associated with typical sizes. For the smaller, two to four-person hot tubs, you could be looking at something around five to seven feet in length and width and about 30 to 35 inches in height. For the medium sized, five to six-person hot tubs, you’ll be averaging around six and a half to eight feet in length and width and 33 to 38 inches high. For the largest, eight plus person hot tubs, you can expect dimensions ranging from seven to nine or more feet in length and width and 36 to 38 inches high. Of course, these dimensions will vary from line to line and hot tub to hot tub, but they give you a general idea of what you can expect.
There are obviously several factors that are completely unique to indoor hot tub installation. It’s far easier to install an indoor hot tub in a house that’s in the process of being built, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare a room in your current house to allow for a post-build installation. When it comes to the room where your hot tub will be located, you’ll need to ensure there are vapor barriers built into the walls. Failure to do so could end up with rotting wooden framework and hidden away moldy spaces. Moisture resistant drywall or something similar will also be necessary. An exhaust fan will help with moisture and humidity. And although not completely necessary, a ceiling fan can help with air circulation. You’ll need to ensure your floor allows for proper drainage and won’t be too slippery when wet. Getting the hot tub in the door is obviously an important consideration, so get some advice from your dealer as they’ve likely been through this many times before.
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